Oct 16, 2011 · 1:30 PM
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October Meeting Speaker: Judith Snyderman of Final Exit Network
Sunday, October 16th at 1:30 pm
Location: Elkridge Library, 6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge, MD
Judith Snyderman, the treasurer of Final Exit Network (FEN), will speak. FEN is a volunteer organization that offers counseling, support and successful suicide guidance for individuals who are suffering from intolerable illnesses. The organization contends that individuals suffering from intolerable illnesses should be able to choose a dignified death. FEN promotes the use of living wills, advance directives, durable powers of attorney for health care, and Do Not Resuscitate orders. Volunteers also advocate for individuals when Advance Directives are not being followed. Snyderman is devoted to the right-to-die position. She provides information and support needed for those who qualify for FEN's self-deliverance services. In her speech "Whose life is it, anyway?" Snyderman will describe situations in Oregon, Washington, and Montana - the only states that currently allow physician aid in dying. She will also provide an update on lawsuits against FEN, one of which was an Arizona case that settled in April 2011.
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